Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to his disciples:

Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich
to enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Again I say to you,
it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.

When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said,

Who then can be saved?

Jesus looked at them and said,

For men this is impossible,
but for God all things are possible.

Then Peter said to him in reply,

We have given up everything and followed you.
What will there be for us?

Jesus said to them,

Amen, I say to you
that you who have followed me, in the new age,
when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory,
will yourselves sit on twelve thrones,
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters
or father or mother or children or lands
for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more,
and will inherit eternal life.
But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.

— Matthew 19:23-30

The peace of the Lord be with you. When it comes to God nothing is outside the realm of possibility. If you question that, meditate on Jesus — who is God in our flesh, yet untouched by sin. Mind blowing. But that just goes to show us the goodness and generousity of our Heavenly Father.

Jesus reminds us that we can never outdo God’s generosity. The same is true with His protection. So as we face the joys, sacrifices, and challenges in our lives let us also be confident that God is with us. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Tuesday, August 18, 2020